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Lead Designer

Job Reference: SRO-07964

Employer/Agency Name: Smart Recruit

Location: --Docklands

Job Sector: Media, Publising, Design

Salary/Package: £30k-£35k

Date Posted: 13/03/2018

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Are you an experienced graphic/ digital designer looking for a challenging and rewarding new opportunity?

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic and talented Lead Digital Designer to join our motivated and energetic team on a full-time basis. The chosen candidate will play an important role in developing and communicating the companies brand identity across the web, digital marketing, and all other customer touch points.

Due to our continued success, we are expanding and looking to redevelop our online presence and refine our customer experience. This is a unique and challenging opportunity for a driven individual that would enjoy playing an instrumental role in pioneering the new brand identity and online UI / UX experience.

This role offers excellent career progression!

The business is looking for someone excited by the opportunity to lead on digital design, work independently and help develop a strong brand identity.

Key Responsibilities:

Graphics/ web:

* Demonstrate excellent knowledge of print and web to advise on best design solutions.
* Conceptualisation and initial design of homepages, banners, unique assets and branding.
* Design of assets for press, print, POS, PPC, Affiliates, packaging and labelling.
* Work with the team to help produce a monthly content plan.
* Design and produce wireframes and templates for web pages, emails and other marketing assets.
* Work with the web team to continually research and develop website functionality and accessibility.


* Interpret the design team’s vision in monthly collaboration meetings.
* Collate and organise video, flat and ecom imagery.
* Responsible for maintaining quality of retouching, colour consistency and ensuring images are optimised in time for monthly launches.


* Work with the team to come up with monthly content and campaign concepts for the social calendar.
* Produce one or two SEO content rich blog posts per week
* Oversee design of blog posts and assets for social media channels
* Management of the company Pinterest account with new collection inspiration and product imagery.

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Essential Criteria:

* Experienced Lead ­­Designer with a degree in either web/graphic design or related field.
* Strong online portfolio (preferably self-built) demonstrating proven experience in the creation of digital graphics, email marketing newsletters, web banners and landing pages.
* Fluent with a MAC and Adobe Creative Suite; strong understanding of designing for web in Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign.
* Ability to write and edit HTML and CSS.
* Knowledge of marketing automation platforms such as Ometria, Bronto or MailChimp.
* Knowledge and understanding of one or more key e-commerce platforms such as Magento, Shopify, Woocomerce, Big commerce, Shopware…
* Careful attention to details, pixel perfection, typography and visual form.
* Confident self-starter and self-motivated to perform multiple tasks under minimal or no supervision.
* Work to tight deadlines, multi-task, be super organised and prepared for last minute changes/projects
* A problem solver, inquisitive and customer-centred approach.
* Work as part of a team, as well as liaise with third parties, i.e. printers, photographers, designers, web developers and marketing specialists.
* Excellent proof reading skills to ensure accurate and high-quality work
* Understanding of conversion and/or landing page optimization – beneficial

Most importantly; a flexible attitude and enthusiasm for the diversity of the role!

If you feel you have the skills needed for this role, then please send your CV now to avoid disappointment.

Please include a link to your online portfolio or attach samples of your previous work to your application.

Due to the high level of responses for this role, we will only be able to contact you if we would like to invite you to interview.

About Us:

We make contemporary womenswear that tells a story. We are loved for our elegant shapes and stunning prints, and our passionate team of designers and pattern cutters design make every garment in London, just as they have for over 20 years.

From our famous go-to dress designs to gorgeous separates, tailored jackets and seasonal outerwear; we are inspired by the confident and feminine style of our customers. Busy lunch meetings, Thursday's date night, a close friend’s wedding; we know that she is always on the lookout for something which she can wear her way.

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